Saturday, January 31, 2015

Bounder for Leaky Shed Studio, SATW, Prima BAP

It's a cold, but sunny day here in Ohio, in contrast to the sad day last week when we lost out Australian Shepherd, Bounder. We have so many happy memories!! He was 13 1/2 years old and was our daughter, Elizabeth's, dog. She had many fun times with him at 4-H and UKC obedience shows. They were one of the top ranked junior obedience teams for several years. When Elizabeth moved out, Bounder remained with us and he was quite a buddy to us, especially for my husband who took him on walks every day. Bounder loved to accompany us on any outdoor work we did around the house. 

I've featured Leaky Shed Studio chipboard along with lots of Prima goodies. I haven't participated in a challenge in quite a while, so I went to the Prima Build a Page Sketch and Scrap Around The World mood board to find inspiration for my Leaky Shed design team layout. Below I share how I was inspired by the lovely SATW board.


Tips and Techniques
Prima creates the most gorgeous flowers. I've clustered flowers from several collections. In order to get the patina color from the SATW mood board, I mixed Prima's Summer Sky and Sorbet Color Bloom mists, then brushed some of the flowers with the mist, then spritzed with water to get the natural variation of color I find in real blossoms. Some of the larger blossoms were also brushed with glue and sprinkled with chunky glass glitter. 

I tucked buttons from the Sunrise Sunset collection into my clusters.

Here you can see a snippet of the Leaky Shed Studio Victorian Oval Frame, which was heat embossed with a mix of embossing powders. The clock was fussy cut from a page of Prima Printery paper.

I also tucked in one of Prima's oh so adorable Typo bulbs, so the sentiment Sunrise to Sunset would travel across the page through the buttons and bulb. In several places I've added brown sewing thread for texture. 

The Leaky Shed Studio Harja Flourish Zwei fit perfectly to highlight my title framed by the Metal Lady Bird Prima Frame. I tucked in some flowers and below Bounder's name and added microbeads, chunky glass glitter and mica flakes.

There are so many sweet sentiments about remembering special moments in Prima paper collections. I've fussy cut these sweet words from several different paper collections. The doily is cut with a Prima die. I used the little Prima script stamp to edge my paper and add texture to open areas.

I just fell in love with Prima's Stamp-N-Add sets, and this is from the Butterfly Wings set. I stamped it, heat embossed, and fussy cut, shaping the wings.

More of the Leaky Shed Studio Victorian Oval Frame and Prima sentiments. For the grungy texture, I used the Prima Stone Wall #3 Stencil with crackle medium as a base, then spritzed and splattered with Color Bloom and more splatter with drawing ink. Then I topped it all with microbeads, glass glitter, and mica flakes. 

My Inspiration:

There was a ton of inspiration in this month’s Mood Board at SATW. 

First of all I was inspired by the quote. Yes – life IS a balance of holding on and letting go. I hand wrote this quote to include on my layout. 

I was also inspired by the colors and textures. The weathered wood is used in my background paper, and I’ve used the patina color in my flowers as well. 

Since this page is about the passing of time with our dear friend I included a vintage clock image in the photo cluster similar to the clock on the board. The snippet of lace on the clock inspired my use of textiles used to create the dog collar and the printed twill tucked next to my sentiment cluster. 

I also adore the vintage frames and used a Leaky Shed Studio French Oval Frame around my photo. The bucket of gorgeous roses inspired my use of flowers and roses to surround the photo. 

Leaky Shed Studio Products

Prima Products
Prima ~ Cartographer – Boussoule #990046
Prima ~ Cartographer – Carte 990008
Prima ~ Romance Novel – Dear John #844936
Prima ~ Romance Novel – Bookplate #844943
Prima ~ Printery – Pressman #843496
Prima ~ Everyday Vintage – Paintables, Pocket Cards Set One #813383
Prima ~ Wood Embellishments #563882
Prima ~ Sunrise Sunset – Wood Buttons #564957
Prima ~ Junkyard Findings – Vintage Trinkets, Small Typo Bulbs #891541
Prima ~ Tiny Junkyard Findings – Vintage Trinkets Clock Parts #891664
Prima ~ Lady Bird – Decorative Frames #563424
Prima ~ Printed Twill Ribbon
Prima ~ Resist Chalk Edger –Prima Resist Chalk Edger Set, Black Coal #892340
Prima ~ Quick Dry Fluid Chalk Ink – Old Road #891077
Prima ~ Color Bloom – Precious Stone
Prima ~ Color Bloom – Gold Foil
Prima ~ Color Bloom – Summer Sky
Prima ~ Color Bloom – Sorbet
Prima ~ Medal Die – Doily 2 #572792
Prima ~ Stamp-N-Add – Butterfly Wings #892500
Prima ~ Clear Stamp #545055
Prima ~ Stencil 6x6” Stone Wall 3 #575953

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. I love all the textures and bits you've put it to create that! Thank you for joining the SATW challenge!

  2. Tracey this is absolutely STUNNING!!!!! Love everything about it - gorgeous tribute page! So sorry about the loss of your lovely dog :( Thanks for playing at SATW! Helen xx

  3. Very pretty, I love all the sparkle!

  4. Beautiful layout! I love the design - lots of wonderful details!
    Thank you for joining at SATW!

  5. so many embellishments! lovely photo and work! thank you for playing along with us at scrap around the world xoxo

  6. I am so sad to read about the loss of your dear doggie and I know how you feel, cherish the memories...really beautiful layout, love all the flowers and the dog collar is such a special touch...

  7. So sorry about the loss of your doggy ... I love your page! Gorgeous colors and a perfect tribute!!!

  8. So beautiful page! Thanks so much for inspiring us at Scrap Around the World!

  9. Exquisite texture-y page! So sorry about you fur baby! Hugs.

  10. Well, if you don't win something from one or t'other of these challenges.....I'd be VERY surprised. This is such a lovely tribute to Bounder & beautifully scrapped. LOOOOVE the butterfly stamp & what you've 'done' to it.... & that bg work? Gobsmackingly satisfyingly GORGEOUS!!!!

  11. Awe this is such a beautiful page for such a great friend! I love your color choices! Beautifully embellished! Just perfect! All the best from SATW! :)

  12. WOW, What a gorgeous creation Tracey!! I love the colors you used and all the different elements to show off Bounders pic!! Sure is hard to say good by to our sweet pets, they become such a part of our households!

  13. A lovely memory page. You have very nice handwriting! Thanks for the kind words on my Dad.

  14. This is such a beautiful creation xx Thank you for joining in over at SATW

  15. It's a beautiful page, Tracey! Memories to treasure!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! It was lovely to hear from you! :o)

  16. I love that butterfly design, it really is so beautiful!

  17. So sorry for your loss Tracey...It is a beautiful page dedication to always remember. Blessings xx


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